Jonny Irwin’s widow shares heartbreaking update after star’s death, admits ‘it still doesn’t seem real’


Jonny Irwin’s widow Jess Holmes has given an update on how she has been coping since her husband’s death, admitting she cannot adjust to life without him.

Irwin was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020 and announced just two years later that the terminal disease had spread to his brain.

He was initially given six months to live, but defied the odds and went public with his illness, garnering support from his loyal fans.

The 50-year-old regularly updated viewers on his condition after his cancer spread and bravely shared part of his journey before passing away on Friday, February 2, 2024.

When news of his death first broke, Holmes posted a long caption on her Instagram account, sharing her love for Irwin and how much she and their sons will miss him. .

Today she gave an update on how she was feeling, saying it “doesn’t feel real” alongside an image of a sun-drenched grassy hill.

She said: “It still doesn’t feel real. I’m so sad. I can’t even think about what a week without Johnny will be like, let alone what the next 10 years will be like.

“I’m truly touched by the support from friends and strangers. But nothing compares to the way I was picked up by my family and Johnny’s sisters. Your support and love means everything to me.” is.

“I love seeing the boys enjoying a few days in the sun. The change of scene is just what we needed.”

Irwin’s fans flocked to her page for support, with one user saying, “His love will always guide you.”

Johnny Irwin and family

Johnny left an important message for his sons


“Thinking of you and your sweet boys with love, prayers and strength,” said another, while another added: “Love and strength to you, Jess.” Please hold on one day at a time. Enjoy the sun. ”

A fourth fan wrote: “The world grieves for you. Sending love with one foot in front of the other.”

“You and the boys have been on my mind during this time of sadness. Words are not enough. Johnny was an inspiration to many and will never be forgotten. Sending hugs. ” one user said sadly. (as per original)

Holmes and Irwin have three sons, Rex, four, and three-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac, but the TV presenter has one death wish for them.

Jonny Irwin and Jess Holmes

Jess gave an update after his death.


He told Hello magazine last year: “I want them to believe they can do anything.” I want them to have confidence, believe in yourself because you can do anything. I have seen their abilities and they are limitless. ”

His message to his sons is: “Family first, always take care of your family. Your brothers, your mother puts them first.

“Support them, love them, and now they are much more important than anyone else.”

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